A Flock of Seagulls

It took musical training and talent to program a drum machine and sing to synth, and a bit more effort to craft a look and sound that was original - or odd - enough to get noticed by record companies, and then by the record [...]

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The Romantics

The Romantics are an American rock band, often put under the banner of power pop and new wave, formed in 1977 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. The band's first show was on Valentine's Day at My Fair Lady Club, in [...]

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Missing Persons

In 1980 the Missing Persons made their first record, a 4-song EP entitled Missing Persons, in Zappa’s brand-new Utility Muffin Research Kitchen studios. The band toured, promoted the EP, appeared in the movie [...]

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MEN WITHOUT HATS

They told the world “You can dance if you want to” 30 years ago – and we did. A few years later they instructed that same planet – the third – to go Pop – and we did. Men Without Hats have [...]

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Annabella’s Bow Wow Wow

Annabella Lwin, at the tender age of fourteen, was one of the most photographed, talked about and popular vocalists in the early 80’s with her band, BOW WOW WOW, who enjoyed success with massive hits such as ‘I Want Candy’, [...]

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animotion

In his book Totally Awesome 80s (St. Martin’s Press New York 1996), Matthew Rettenmund listed Animotion’s "Obsession" as #3 in his list of Quintessentially 80s Songs. The band’s name, Animotion was also chosen as [...]

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